Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Tag

By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor CONCORD, N.C. – Following an early morning rain storm, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series had just one practice session on Saturday morning to complete their preparations for NASCAR’s longest night, the Coca-Cola 600. When all was said and done, Joe Gibbs Racing’s sophomore driver, Erik Jones, led the way in his Toyota with a lap of 28.870 seconds, 187.045 mph, around Charlotte Motor Speedway. Kyle Larson clocked in second, 0.059 seconds behind Jones on the time sheet. Jones also had the fastest 10-lap average inRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer CONCORD, N.C. – For the third time this season, Kyle Busch won the Busch Pole Award in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, taking the top spot at Charlotte Motor Speedway. With a lap of 191.836 mph, 28.149 seconds, Busch’s No. 18 M&M’s Red, White, & Blue Toyota Camry edged out Joey Logano for the pole in NASCAR’s longest race, the Coca-Cola 600. Logano trailed Busch by 0.091 seconds after running a 191.218 mph lap. Busch’s Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Denny Hamlin and Erik JonesRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor While some races may seem like a quick knockout, Sunday’s daylight to dusk to darkness marathon is more of a 10-round slugfest, with the driver’s toughness and endurance being put to the test over the duration of the 400-lap event. What began as the World 600 back in 1960 and was then truly a race of attrition where only the strongest survived has transformed over the years. However, one thing remains, to win this race, you must be able to outlast your competitors and place yourselfRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer  CONCORD, N.C. – In recent years, the age limits for drivers in Super Late Models and Late Models has changed. To have a NASCAR License, one must be at least 14 years of age. Someone that has come through the racing ladder system in a more traditional way is Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Darrell ‘Bubba’ Wallace, Jr. He drove Legends Cars and Bandoleros in the Summer Shootout Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway on the quarter-mile Legends Oval. After that, Wallace advanced to LateRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer CONCORD, N.C. – As simulation programs and electronic data become more prominent in NASCAR, Seven-Time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Champion Jimmie Johnson believes that the driver is still key. The Hendrick Motorsports veteran has driven in several generations of NASCAR stock cars, and throughout much of the technology revolution. Johnson made his first Premier Series starts in 2001, long before fuel injection, let alone laptops, were the standard in the NASCAR garage. Teams also had little to no restrictions on testing until the GenRead More
By: David Morgan, NASCAR Editor If there were a Mount Rushmore of NASCAR, Jeff Gordon would certainly be one of the drivers included. With 93 wins and four championships over his illustrious career, Gordon was sure to be a first ballot Hall of Famer. On Wednesday, that came true as Gordon was among the five legends to be chosen as a part of the 2019 NASCAR Hall of Fame class. So, it is only natural that we’d take a step back to where it all began for the driver of theRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer The annual tradition of NASCAR Salutes and the 600 Miles of Remembrance have drivers, sponsors, and teams unveiling special, patriotic colors heading into both the Coca Cola 600 and the Coke Zero 400. Joe Gibbs Racing’s Denny Hamlin and FedEx, with the help of Team Rubicon, unveiled a special No. 11 FedEx Cares Toyota Camry to run in the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway. Hamlin has found success at the “World Center of Racing” on several occasions. He won the Daytona 500 inRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer  For the fifth year in a row, the GoPro Motorplex, a go-kart track located in Mooresville, N.C. and co-owned by Michael McDowell, brought NASCAR fans and drivers together as part of the 600 Festival. The Little 600 saw the fifth different winner in the events’ history with ARCA Racing Series regular Sheldon Creed taking the victory. Creed beat fellow West Coast racers Noah Gragson (NASCAR Camping World Truck Series) and Zane Smith (ARCA) to take the win. Creed had some help taking the victory. RaceRead More
By: David Morgan, NASCAR Editor Memorial Day weekend for many is a time to reflect on the sacrifices given by the servicemen and women in our nation’s military and to celebrate the unofficial beginning of summer, but for race fans, the weekend means more than just that. Memorial Day weekend means that the greatest weekend in all of motorsports is upon us, with three different styles of racing taking place in three locations all in one day. This Sunday begins with Formula 1 at Monaco, followed by the Indianapolis 500, andRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer There were a lot of unknowns about the aero-package heading into the 2018 Monster Energy All-Star Race. NASCAR implemented a taller spoiler, aero ducts, and a restrictor plate for the exhibition race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Post-race, drivers of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, including defending Champion Martin Truex, Jr., Joey Logano, and eventual race winner Kevin Harvick, called the package ‘different,’ ‘fun,’ and ‘racy.’ The race in total had 12 official lead changes, becoming just the third All-Star race to reach double-digit leadRead More